Cooking for large groups of people gives you the opportunity to flex your chef muscles and wow your guests with your culinary creations. But depending on the cookware items you're using, this experience can either be a dream of a nightmare. Luckily, you can eliminate a lot of the guesswork with these 37 Amazon cookware items that are perfect for hosting guests at your next dinner party. Whether you are concocting recipes for a small group of friends or a large party, these products are designed to optimize your cooking prep and deliver excellent, tasty results. There's no reason to struggle with old, rusty cookware when these products are sitting on the online shelves waiting to be purchased. From ingenious wine coolers to temperature-controlled air-fryers, this list has everything you need to amaze your friends and family at your next home event. Happy shopping!
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This Wine Bottle Chiller Ensures the Perfect Temp
Your rosé can be the perfect temp all day with this easy-to-use wine bottle chiller. Just fill with water, freeze, then pop out the round ice cubes to fill up the holder and pop your bottle in. It'll stay chilled for hours, and the chiller is easy to tote to picnics, the beach, BBQs, outdoor concerts, and more.
Let This Digital 3.6 Quart Air Fryer Blow The Hot Air For You!
If you haven't taken the plunge and purchased an air fryer for your kitchen yet, we'll, it's safe to say you simply haven't lived. Air fryers are the future of crisping, baking, and popping your favorite foods without the hassle of a big oven or the greasiness of a deep fryer. Kick up your culinary skills a notch with this digital 3.6-quart air fryer! Well worth the countertop space – and your taste buds will thank you too.
Host a Fondue Party with this Electric Fondue Maker
Entertaining party guests has never been more fun than with the Cuisinart Fondue maker. This fondue set is perfect for melting chocolate, cheese, broth, or oil. Display this nifty gadget at your next dinner party and watch your friends and family crawl out of the woodwork, begging to come over and enjoy a helping!
This Eight Blade Slicer Does the Prep Work For You
Need to make salsa or dips on the fly in time for your guests' arrival? Equip your kitchen with this 8 blade slicer. Manufactured with top-notch materials like stainless steel blades and food-grade material, it will no doubt improve your cooking routine and cut down on prep time, giving you more time to host and entertain!
Zest Up Your Party With This Slim Cheese Grater
A grater/zester is one of those kitchen gadgets you don't realize you need until you've already bought it. (The trick is to just buy it and figure it out later.) It has unlimited versatility, from grating cheese or ginger to zesting lemon or nutmeg. The design — long and thin — doesn't take up much space in a drawer, so you can throw away that clunky box grater you inherited from your mom.
This Handheld Vacuum Sealer Keeps Food Freshvia Amazon
Save money and time and extend the longevity of your food. This food bag heat sealing machine can help you store leftover food, snacks, fruits, and more. Avoid waste and maintain freshness. Your kitchen is begging for one of these handy gadgets! Now those leftover chips from your barbecue can last until next Sunday!
Magnetic Multipurpose Clips That Are Useful For Everythingvia Amazon
Too many leftover opened chip-bags after your last party? Seal them up with this set of seven magnetic clips. They have so many uses, from sealing chips to holding a child's artwork on the refrigerator. This reviewer likes them best for sealing snacks: "These work great on all bag sizes. I was worried they wouldn't work as well on large chip bags but they work great. Would definitely recommend!"
These Spice Jars With Magnetic Basesvia Amazon
Stick these magnetic spice jars to your fridge to help save a little space, or even just to show off what a chef you are. They're made from tough stainless steel, and the tops have sprinkle holes so that you don't have to open them up to use.
These Easy Release Ice Packs for Better Drinks
This gadget is a great way to chill cocktails and other drinks because it's quick and easy to use. You simply fill the bag with juice or water and pop it in the freezer. When you want a chilled juice, you simply crack one of the frozen sweet cubes into your cup, and voila!
These Salt and Pepper Shakers Let You Adjust the Coarsenessvia Amazon
These glass salt and pepper shakers with their own silicone stand look so good, they could be displayed purely as decoration. Even better is the way they work - the ceramic grinder lets you choose from fine to coarse grind with a simple twist. And the shaker part is on top so they won't spill salt and pepper everywhere in your cabinet like my current ones do!
This Spatula Set Works for Jobs Big and Small
Whether you're frosting a cake, mixing batters, or getting the last of the peanut butter out of the jar, this silicone spatula set has you covered. It includes a large spatula, a small one, a jar spatula, and a spoon spatula for all your baking and cooking needs. These babies are heat resistant up to 480 degrees F and won't scratch up your pots and pans!
These Drink Covers Keep the Bugs Out
Enjoying a glass of wine or other drink al fresco can be a wonderful experience, but only if the bugs leave you alone. No one wants that nasty surprise of finding one floating in their beverage! These silicone and mesh drink covers pop right over the top of your cup to prevent any critters from taking a dip.
This Digital Scale Fits in Your Pocketvia Amazon
This Pocket Scale is about the size of your hand, and measures in grams or ounces so you can take accurate measurements for your recipes. Customers report that it works great and is even handy for jewelry, herbs, and other small items.
This Pour-Over Coffee Maker Couldn't Be Easier to Usevia Amazon
Need to serve coffee with dessert? If you like your coffee-making as straightforward and simplified as possible, try this pour-over coffee maker that brews a strong cup in seconds. I love that it's paperless and uses a metal filter since that produces so much less waste and cuts expenses! Satisfied reviewers love that it's the perfect 14 oz size, superbly well-made, and makes the perfect cup so easily.
Keep Your Potluck Goodies Cold With These Slim Ice Packs
I've never quite understood why ice packs needed to be so bulky. I know you want them to be thick enough to keep items cold for long periods of time, but with all of the technology out there, there surely had to be thinner options. Enter these ice packs. They freeze quickly and help food and drinks stay cold for up to 4 hours.
These Spice Labels Are Nicevia Amazon
No joke, these minimalist spice jar labels inspired me to completely reorganize my pantry. This set of 94 labels come pre-printed and ready for you to affix to the jars or bottles of your choice (although you can't go wrong with the jars pictured). It has all of the traditional spice names, including some lesser-known options — all in a waterproof and removable design. Genius!
These Stasher Bags Hold All Your Stuff
Taking the party to the park? Upgrade to these Stasher bags and stop creating plastic waste with unreliable and flimsy single-use plastic bags. The reviews speak for themselves. "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. Can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices." - Megan A.
Defrost Your Food Quickly And Naturally With This Defrosting Trayvia Amazon
There's nothing worse than wanting steak for dinner only to realize that your sirloin is still sitting in your freezer. If you find yourself in this predicament often, you're in luck. This defrosting tray thaws fish, meat, and poultry ten times faster than room temperature!. All you have to do is put the tray on your kitchen counter and place the frozen meat of your choice on top, and voila! Within 30 to 60 minutes, your food will be ready to cook.
Upgrade To This Reusable Grocery Bag With An Insulated Liningvia Amazon
Nothing kills your mood more than discovering your tub of ice cream has melted in the car — so keep it safe inside of these grocery bags, which includes a set of two with the purchase. The walls are insulated, helping to keep cold food chilled while hot food stays warm. And since the seams are reinforced for added strength, they're tough enough to carry up to 30 pounds worth of stuff. Perfect for bringing the kitchen outside for your next party.
This Milk Frother Creates Barista-Level Beverages at Home
This is one of those products that saves you money the more you use it! If you're tired of paying out the nose at coffee shops for upscale beverages, make them yourself at home with this handy milk frother. I make babyccinos for my kids (just warm milk, frothed) and I swear it's upped their calcium intake since they're much more likely to drink 'fancy milk'!
Crush It With This Mortar And Pestlevia Amazon
Confession time: This is one thing on the list I don't have, but feel like I need. This mortar and pestle set in granite offers a hidden feature most don't have, though: It's double-sided to give you just the right surface whether you're crushing spices or mixing guac. Mmm, guac. Sorry, got distracted. Anyway, grab this set for less than $30 and you'll get two free gifts, too: A silicone lid/mat and a wooden spoon.
These Reusable Straws Suck — Pun Intended
Straws have taken a good bit of negative rap recently and it's not hard to see why. Traditional plastic straws are among the top contributors to marine debris globally, and most aren't recyclable given their small size. Reusable straws are a great alternative and this set of 10 for less than $9 is a good starting point. Made of food-grade silicone, these straws will work great in your favorite tumblers.
These Reusable Homemade Ice Cream Containers Work for Most Food Storage
With these cool reusable homemade ice cream containers, you can make home-made ice cream for your party and still have some left over. Maybe that's because we never had leftovers or maybe it's because it was the 1980s and no one had dreamed up such a convenient gadget. Either way, you can buy a set of two now from Amazon for less than 18 bucks.
Get Four Perfectly Cooked Hard Boiled Eggs In Under 9 Minutes With The Egg Pod
Need to boil some eggs for your guests, but need to make sure they come out consistent? With the Egg Pod, you can make perfectly hard-boiled eggs in minutes. No more boiling water! Oh, and it can also be used to steam small foods like potatoes and corn.
A Space Saving Wood Finish Knife 'Block'via Amazon
Don't have enough counter space for a bulky knife block? This magnetic strip lets you hang your blades up on a wall — and unlike other magnetic "blocks," this one is made from solid teak wood. It won't rust, dull, or chip over time, and it's magnetic enough to hold larger utensils besides knives. Plus, your guests will they your kitchen looks professional, because this is how the pros store their knives!
This Popsicle Maker Set for DIY Ice Treats
Nothing says summer like the taste of sweet frozen popsicles and these high-quality silicone molds allow you to make your own popsicles at home. If you serve homemade popsicles at your next dinner party, your guests will be talking about it for years to come. These molds are easy to use and all you have to do is add fruit juice and pop them in the freezer for the ideal summer snack.
This Food Storage Organizer Will Save Your Sanity
The food storage container portion of my cabinets is an unholy mess, but thanks to this organizer, it won't be for long! You can organize all the dips, spreads, and goodies for your dinner party and swiftly store them in the organizer afterwards. No more mis-matched tupperware! You can keep track of all your lids and containers in one easy-to-use rack.
These Coasters are Beyond Cute
These adorable, brightly-colored fruit drink coasters are the perfect remedy to rings on your wood surfaces! No need to chase around your guests worrying about them setting down their drink when you can decorate your house with these drink coasters. You'll get a set of six, so they're great for get-togethers, pool parties, or dinner parties, too.
This is the Only Insulated Water Bottle That Keeps Drinks Cold For Hoursvia Amazon
If you're still drinking out of plastic water bottles, this is your chance to finally upgrade to one of these insulated ones. Not only can they keep drinks cold for hours, but they're also made from tough stainless steel. So go ahead and drop it — there's virtually zero chance of it breaking. You can buy an entire set and serve drinks in them too! No more broken glasses on the patio.
This Bacon Grease Container Is Something You Didn't Know you Needed
Want to really wow your guests? Tell them you used bacon fat in your recipe that you saved in this metal fat storage container. It stores up to 5 cups of yummy fats! Say goodbye to cooking sprays or other chemically processed oils and keep what nature gave you. You can really taste the difference.
Serve Your Guests Filtered Water With This Brita Pitchervia Amazon
Filtered water directly from a Brita pitcher is a thirst-quenching way to deliver water to you and your guests without making anyone run to the tap. This pitcher holds 10 cups of water and gives you fresh, great-tasting water that requires you only to fill and refill it as needed. You can feel good about your environmental impact, too; using this pitcher eliminates about 1,800 single-use plastic bottles each year.
This Beer Chiller Keeps Your Drink Nice and Frigid
I don't know about you, but I cannot drink beer at a warmer temperature than literally-just-came-from-my-freezer. Thankfully, I have this cool beer chiller that keeps my drink cold for me. That means I can drink at whatever pace my movie is playing at, without worrying that it's going to go warm on me. Your beer-drinking guests will love to keep their beer frigid with this handy and effective product.
Live Out Your Pastry Chef Fantasies with this Refillable Butane Torch
Always wanted to make creme brulee, but never had the blowtorch to toast the creme on top? Now you can play Parisian pastry chef in your very own home with this amazing kitchen blowtorch. Perfect for exotic desserts, welding small plastics, or even fixing jewelry! This jack-of-all-torches makes a great addition to your kitchen.
Whip Your Utensils Into Shapevia Amazon
Kitchen utensils are like bunnies. First, you have one. Then, you have a second. Then, you have a million and don't know where they all came from. This find won't solve that problem, but it will at least get the ones you do have under control. This one is a good size (translation: it'll hold a lot) and comes in both white and gray.
This Coffee Canister Keeps Your Coffee So Freshvia Amazon
Stale coffee is so heartbreaking, especially when you discover it on a Monday morning. Keep your grounds as fresh as can be with this purpose-built, airtight coffee canister that even includes a handy 1/8 cup scoop so you can measure just the right amount, every time. Your houseguests will think they're drinking coffee at a cafe!
When Life Gives You Lemons, Buy This Lemon Squeezer
Imagine how pretty this attractive juicer would look sitting on your countertop. Easily squeeze citrus fruits of all shapes and sizes with this tried-and-true kitchen gadget that will make your kitchen the talk of the summer. When life gives you a lemon squeezer, you better start making lemonade!
Be Your Own Soda Jerk with this Sparkling Water Maker
If you don't own a SodaStream yet...well...what are you waiting for? Make delicious seltzers, sodas, and concoctions in the comfort of your own kitchen. Stop running to the store every time you run out of club soda, and give the soda stream a try! Make fresh sparkling water for you and your guests with the push of a button.